Agent of Ajax's Anita confirms Newcastle bid

The Netherlands international has become a key part of Frank De Boer's team, with his versatility a valuable asset, and his representative admits a move to England looks likely

The agent of Ajax defensive midfielder Vurnon Anita has revealed that Newcastle United have made an offer for the 23-year-old.

Anita has seen himself become a key player in Frank De Boer’s side this season, making 33 appearances en route to the Eredivisie title in 2011-12, with his ability to play at full-back also proving useful.

Harry Lulofs, the player’s representative, has now fuelled a move to England, claiming the Magpies are keen to land the Netherlands international, while he also added that Norwich City expressed an interest before coach Paul Lambert left for Aston Villa.

Speaking to The People, Lulofs said: “Ajax are very satisfied with the guy [Anita] and want to keep him, but Newcastle have been watching him for a long time and really want to sign him.

"This is the first offer Ajax have received for Vurnon and we'll soon see how they react.

"The only other Premier League club to get in touch was Norwich. Paul Lambert called me to ask about him.

"Now he has moved to Aston Villa so maybe they will be in touch. I don't know."

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